Steamworks Gastown

4.5
536 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Continental
Since we first opened in 1995, Steamworks has been a favourite of Vancouver locals and visitors alike. Whether you're joining us for lunch, a drink after work, or a group dinner with friends and colleagues, we're honoured to have you with us.


Steamworks gets its name from the famous Gastown steam line that runs through our premises. Our onsite brewery uses steam to fire its kettles. The instant heat of steam allows for greater brewing finesse, and most importantly great tasting beer. Whether you're in the mood for a thirst quenching Lions Gate® lager, or a full bodied HeriocaTM Oatmeal Stout, we've got a beer to please your palate.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 536 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A mistake in the order but perfectly handled, and the food was good. Perfect!

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JanetG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Steamworks is in a great location and provides a wonderful menu selection

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Peter
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good place, good location, good food, good service.

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KatyannD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything exceeded our expectations. Service was excellent and everyone's food was truly delicious. We will be back. Ps. have the Garlic Fries, you won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! Wonderful food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good atmosphere but the table was pretty small for three people

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We got seated in the downstairs portion near the window it was nice and quiet - nobody around us quite yet. We ordered our appy, and food at the same time. Our waiters were nice! The hummus appy was delicious. However, after we ate our appy, it took over an hour for our food to come. Our waiter I could tell was a little embarrassed totally not his fault!!! He brought us some beer tasters to make up for it. Sadly my burger and the garlic fries were not good :(. My burger is lukewarm and they had to remake my garlic fries probably from how long my food had been sitting there. And the new garlic fries were super greasy and limp. I don’t know if I can ever make the trip back. And they took the lobster ravioli (the best dish they had) off the menu there. It was a disappointing visit. Maybe a one off? Our waiter was super nice though - nothing but praise for him. I was really excited for this date night - we made the best of it but it was disappointing to say the least.

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RupakB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location. Get out of the station and you are right there. The patio is comfortable and not too loud. Good selection of drinks. Food is good, and comes out pretty quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

A beautiful night in Vancouver with the patio closed to full. My wife and I (well dressed Boomers) had reservations but unfortunately when we arrived the Hostess told us the Patio was completely full, so she sat us alone in the restaurant with the other Boomer couple in the restaurant. I asked her to let us know when a table would be ready and gave me a half hearted “sure”. Our food and service were great but dining alone while all other diners enjoyed the patio on a beautiful Van evening was depressing. Won’t be going back…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Was my birthday, so expected a complimenrary dessert which did not happen.

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AndM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Efficient, clean and friendly. Food was prepared quickly and tasted fresh. Can’t wait to visit again!

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CherylR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great location, service was really good. Recommend the wings and nacho with bacon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went to watch a game , was expecting semi decent pub grub but was pleasantly surprised with the food and variety, food was perfectly cooked and very tasty! Good brunch menu as well, after our first couple drinks the service slowed down but it was busy for the game so I was expecting it . Over all would go back any time !

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shanem
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I came here for our anniversary and we’re so pleasantly surprised by how much fun we had. Our waiter was fantastic, the food was excellent and our overall experience was great. As it was our anniversary we had actually booked a hoitey-toitey restaurant and changed our reservations last minute, because we said “that’s not us” and I had booked Steamworks as a backup. We could not have had a better experience. We will be back!

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vipockeghem
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, good air conditioning, great service and location. When our family was seated at a somewhat uncomfortable table, the manager saw and moved us right away, which we appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great interior and must try beer flight

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Farhan
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great Service. Would appreciate if the noises were a bit controlled.

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vipSunny
Austin
46 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Jumbo size of pretzel was the best. Over all the ambience was like German restaurant and we enjoyed. Will be there again next time

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio with heaters

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AllenH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to get back to Steamworks again. Got a great table with a harbour view, helped by hostess. Thanks, also, to server Gillian and manager Arishta. Sunny days again, on the patio, in Gastown!
- Allen

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Justin was great but I always find that it’s hard to get service and the servers are not that friendly.

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SydneyA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Great place for beer and food. Expect more from the beer than the food. The 10 beer flight was really fun! Great and friendly service!

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vipIreneC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good food, generous portions and good atmosphere

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vipIreneC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service. Fast and efficient. Portions were generous. Pretzel was delicious. Mustard dip tasted very real and not overly sweet. Fish and chips was a large portion. Lots of fries and big pieces of fish. Only wish I knew what kind of fish it was. A good experience

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MychalW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Though the last night of DineOut Vancouver, we chose instead to order of the menu. The food was very good, with my Jambalaya as good as I had in Vancouver. The service was very good, and the prices were reasonable. It was a chilly, windy night and it took time to warm up, once we got inside, but I'm sure Covid protocols had the air conditioning working overtime. Otherwise it was a very good date night.

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vipIreneC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Chili was really good. Fast service and everything was wonderful. Only thing I didn’t like was going down several staircases to get to our table

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vipMelodieE
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal. My first time and not the last time there!

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ConradV
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Massive selection of beers. Awesome IPA's and Pale Ales. Dinner was great and portions were large.

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DeepCoveO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

Great food and service. Waiter was very good. The downfall was the ambience. I like Steamworks and have been many times, but never have I been placed in the side room that felt like a warehouse with high school table and chairs.

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Vlad
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Local brewery with decent variety of beer. Food was good, but don't expect any gourmet options - mostly traditional pub good.

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ChrisT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have visited this brew pub on several occasions when in Vancouver never been disappointed with the food quality. And there great selection of home brewed beers

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aepage
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Came here for the Dine Out menu 2021 - food and the prices were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was really kind & patient. He never rushed us, checked on us an appropriate amount of times, and made us both smile & feel relaxed!

The food and drinks were outstanding! Was so honoured to spend our anniversary there ❤️

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Jules
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

I've been here once before and had a better experience, but not amazing. The general atmosphere is good in terms of the customers that go there and that's the reason I decided to go back for a second time.

But the female servers are so rude and the food is not good :(
(Definitely stay away from any seafood option - not sure why we would order seafood from a brewery but also don't put it on the menu if it's from a can??)

On both occasions, my friend and I had a really rude server that had no time for us (and it wasn't because they were extremely busy). They were very cold from the beginning and it made the experience quite uncomfortable.

The beer was good... but it doesn't make up for the bad experience overall.

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Roscoe
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We’ve been several times in the past few weeks and we have not had a bad meal or anything like that ever!

When they first started brewing beer way back in the day I was not super impressed, but I think the variety of beers that they have on tap at any given time are excellent

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Roscoe
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Same server as last time excellent

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TracyO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The pretzel is the best! Better than usual pub food.

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smartcarracer
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Steamworks for Brunch on a rainy Saturday. The food and the service were excellent! With all the COVID restrictions, the restaurant was very quiet so I encourage people to get out and enjoy an enjoyable (covid friendly) experience at Steamworks in Gastown.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was amazing, the food was okay the $$ was good but the quality was not great. I did. Or care for the peppercorn steak. I asked for it medium rare I got rare. I did not complain because it was NYE but I think they fail on the quality and proper cooking.

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humprey
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were attentive, food was good, nice atmosphere

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Steamworks Gastown using the Order Online button. Steamworks Gastown also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 689-2739.

Steamworks Gastown is rated 4.5 stars by 536 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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